testosterone undecanoate (Aveed) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Testosterone undecanoate is not recommended for pregnant women or in women who may become pregnant. Testosterone undecanoate causes fetal harm; therefore, it must be avoided.

NURSING MOTHERS: Although it is not known whether testosterone undecanoate enters breast milk, it is not recommended for nursing mothers due to high risks of infant harm and serious adverse events.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of testosterone undecanoate are acne, injection site pain, increased prostate specific antigen (PSA), hypogonadism, increased estradiol, fatigue, insomnia, and aggression.

Special Warning: Aveed may cause a serious lung problem called pulmonary oil microembolism (POME ) as well as a serious allergic reaction after receiving the injection.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014


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